Oiless Tomato Stew


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Ingredients for Nigerian Beef & Chicken Stew
1.2kg plum tomatoes
1 kg hard chicken
4 fresh paprika peppers or tatashe
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 thumbsize ginger
1 habanero pepper
2 big stock cubes
2 red onions
Salt (to taste)
½ teaspoon baking soda

Important notes on the ingredients

  1. Chicken: Hen (female chicken) is tastier than the cockerel or rooster so it is my preferred chicken when cooking all my Nigerian recipes especially this Oiless Tomato Stew. With no frying the stew is quite bland so you need to use the tastiest ingredients when preparing this Oiless Tomato Stew.
  2. It is important to use all the above seasonings because they will help this stew taste great.
  3. The baking soda removes the tangy taste of tomatoes. Frying is what removes the tangy taste in the classic tomato stew but since there's no frying involved in this stew, we need the baking soda or any other ingredient that can remove the tangy taste of tomatoes.